WENDY LIEBMAN Funny Standup Comedian
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Wendy Liebman has been performing her uniquely timed style of standup comedy since 1984 and is the only person in her family in show business. “My mother is a ventriloquist, but not professionally.” For ten years I thought the dog was telling me to kill my father,” Waiting a beat, she adds, “I got my brother to do it.”
Originally from Long Island, Wendy went to college in Boston (a school she refers to as I.O.U.), where she studied psychology and histrionics. Leafing through a catalog for continuing education that she found with miss-delivered mail, Wendy got her start in standup comedy by enrolling in a class called “How to be a standup comedian” at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She started doing open mic nights at Boston Clubs including Stitches, The Comedy Connection and Catch A Rising Star and for the next six years performed throughout all of New England. “I kept my secretarial day job, though I would call in sick a lot. I would say I had “female problems”, my boss didn’t know I meant her.”
Wendy Liebman’s stock in trade is the one-liner with the subliminal afterthought. The effectiveness of her technique lies largely in the unexpectedness of her timing. The punchline invariably falls after the joke seems to be over. The Los Angeles Times Raves, “She’s a master of the throwaway line, making a perfectly rational observation then adding almost subliminally the punchline which skews everything she has said before.”
In 1990, Wendy Liebman won the Johnnie Walker Red Comedy Competition semi-finals in Boston, and competed in the finals at L.A.’s famous Hollywood Improv. It was at this performance that she caught the eye of the talent coordinator of the Tonight Show, who invited her to be one of Johnny Carson’s guests the following week. If that wasn’t thrilling enough, the whole episode was captured on a segment of CBS’s 48 Hours.
Since then, Wendy Liebman has been a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. With the introduction, “When we sat down to decide who the first comedian on the show should be, only one name came to mind… the funniest female comedian on the circuit, Wendy Liebman!”
Rosie O’Donnell introduced Wendy on her new show June 12, 1996. Wendy has also been seen on Politically Incorrect, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase, The Daily Show, HBO’s Women of the Night, The Ru Paul Show and Comic Relief VII as well as Comic Strip Live, VH-1, Standup Spotlight, Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour and MTV’s Half Hour Comedy.
In 1996, Wendy starred in her own HBO Comedy Half Hour Special, one of the highest rated comedy half hours in HBO’s history. On February 9, 1997, Wendy was crowned Best Female Stand-up Comic at the American Comedy Awards. Wendy received her award from Roseanne and Lily Tomlin and keeps it in her shower so she can see it every morning when she’s at home.
On April 22, 1998, Wendy starred in her own “Pulp Comics” special on Comedy Central that showcased her in stand up performances as well as filmed segments.
Wendy Liebman signed a deal with Columbia TriStar to develop her own animated series. She is touring the country, wiring her own one-woman show and planning to record her own comedy album called Artist Formerly Known as Princess. Wendy is also preparing for her first movie role as Vickie in the independent feature “Good Grief”. (Prior to that, she has been in one home movie, but she was only 4 years old and it wasn’t a wide release).
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